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A Murder of Magpies
by Judith Flanders

Published: 2015-02-24
Hardcover : 288 pages
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A whip-smart, impeccably crafted debut mystery, A Murder of Magpies takes readers on a whirlwind tour of London and Paris with an unforgettably original new heroine

It's just another day at the office for London book editor Samantha "Sam" Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering ...

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A whip-smart, impeccably crafted debut mystery, A Murder of Magpies takes readers on a whirlwind tour of London and Paris with an unforgettably original new heroine

It's just another day at the office for London book editor Samantha "Sam" Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will dish the juicy dirt on a recent fashion industry scandal. Little does she know the trouble Kit's book will cause-before it even goes to print. When police Inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about a package addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. Now Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down as she finds herself propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it.

With this deliciously funny debut novel, acclaimed author Judith Flanders introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-clever-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well Sam's Goth assistant, her effortlessly glamorous mother, and the handsome Inspector Field. A tremendously entertaining read, this page-turning novel from a bright new crime fiction talent is impossible to put down.

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What were your favorite snarky quoutes from Sam or the book and who was your favorite character
If you could ask the author a question about the book what would it be?
Shared author bio and the reason she switched from non-fic to fiction.
by ncvlib (see profile) 05/27/15

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Tea and cake was served as well as coffee.
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  "A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders"by [email protected] (see profile) 11/25/15

mystery within the realm of publishing. interesting but lots of publish-speak. the last half of the story was better than the first. good ending.

 
  "A Murder of Magpies"by ncvlib (see profile) 05/27/15

I selected this book for our Summer Adult book club since it was a Feb. 2015 Librarian selection. The majority of the group enjoyed the cast of quirky characters but thought the plot was just a little... (read more)

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